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Big library, big data

Big library, big data

April 7, 2017

“Libraries have been managing data for centuries,” says Marcy Strong, head of metadata service at River Campus Libraries. And in the new field of data science, practitioners will rely on work University librarians have long done.

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NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

NEH grant helps libraries preserve Rochester’s LGBTQ history

April 7, 2017

River Campus Libraries and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley have received support for a pilot program to provide wider access to its collections.

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Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

Julia Maddox appointed director of Barbara J. Burger iZone

January 18, 2017

Maddox will play a pivotal role in the design of the collaborative, technology-rich space within Rush Rhees Library.

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Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

November 11, 2016

Archived letters between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz were the inspiration for the Letters from Georgia song cycle by Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA). Rochester’s collections–like others around the world–provide insight in an age of email and texting.

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Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

November 1, 2016

Through letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, and banners, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives a rich voice to the history of women’s suffrage.

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Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac president-elect of Association of Research Libraries

October 14, 2016

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of River Campus Libraries, will serve as the next president of the organization, representing leading academic libraries in North America.

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Sharon Briggs receives Messinger award for library service

Sharon Briggs receives Messinger award for library service

October 12, 2016

Briggs, who celebrated her 50th anniversary with River Campus Libraries last September, has served as the head of River Campus Libraries’ acquisition department, helping students, faculty, and staff access appropriate scholarly resources that support teaching and research.

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Evans Lam Square offers new approach to library design

Evans Lam Square offers new approach to library design

October 4, 2016

Evans Lam Square, a new state-of-the-art learning and research space in Rush Rhees Library, will function as a place for innovative and collaborative programs that will bring the library to the 21st century.

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Papers of World War II spy, friend of Mahatma Gandhi now fully available to the public

Papers of World War II spy, friend of Mahatma Gandhi now fully available to the public

December 31, 2015

In her formative years, Joan Bondurant dreamt of a career in music. Instead, she became a spy. Now, in time for what would have been her 97th birthday, the Joan V. Bondurant Papers are fully processed at the River Campus Libraries and are available to scholars across the globe.

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